Housing and Homelessness Assesment Officer- DBS

  • Category
    Housing, Support & Technical - Homelessness
  • Location
    Wimbledon, Greater London
  • Salary
  • External Reference

There is a fantastic opportunity in South - West London and in East London for a Housing Homelessness Assessment Officer.

The duration of the roles are for 3 months, but there is a possibility of the role being extended due to how you perform within the role.

The Main Purpose of the Job:

To provide a comprehensive housing information service including advice on housing options and security of tenure

Identify and give appropriate advice and assistance to prevent or postpone homelessness.

To interview applicants the Council believes may be homeless or threatened with homelessness, and undertake detailed investigations and recommend a decision on the housing duty under the terms of the 1996 Housing Act Part VII.

Appropriately assessing and making recommendations on applications for At Serious Risk of Harm points under the terms of the Council's Allocations policy.

The Main Duties of the role:

1.To try to prevent or postpone homelessness by providing applicants with detailed relevant advice and assistance and details of housing options, which act as alternatives to making a homeless application, and liaise with other statutory bodies as appropriate.

2.To give advice, assistance and clear information to homeless households and those in housing need to whom the Council has no legal obligation to provide emergency accommodation.

3.To actively correspond and negotiate with statutory bodies and other related agencies and landlords.

4.To carry out home visits and inspections in an attempt to prevent homelessness and to explore alternative housing options to a homeless application, including negotiating with private sector landlords where necessary to prevent homelessness.

5.To advise clients of possible Housing Benefit entitlement and assist clients in making or maintaining a Housing Benefit claim.

If you have the experience and the knowledge on the legislations of this role, please do apply now!

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